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Publications and Reports

Online Learning Experiences (WV Virtual School, 2009)
Policy 2510 recommends “that all students complete an online learning experience during grades 9-12.” This guidance document identifies the characteristics of quality online learning experiences and provides examples.

State Educational Technology Plan 2007-2010 - The West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) Office of Technology and Information Systems (OTIS) presents this comprehensive state educational technology plan to support the goals, policies and standards of the West Virginia Board of Education and statutes of the West Virginia Legislature. The document also addresses the federal technology goals and objectives of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, and the goals and objectives of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

Comprehensive Report of Findings (CRF) -In December 2005, the West Virginia Board of Education directed the West Virginia Department of Education staff to convene a statewide Advisory Committee and four Working Committees to address Educational Technology for 21st Century Learners through a Strategic Work Plan.  The plan guided the development of this Comprehensive Report of Findings and Recommendations (CRFR) that will serve as a blueprint for the development of the West Virginia Department of Education’s Educational Technology Plan.

West Virginia Board of Education Educational Technology for 21st Century Learners Strategic Work Plan 2005-2008 - This strategic work plan guided the development of a Comprehensive Report of Findings (CRF) that will serve as a blueprint for development of the West Virginia Department of Education’s Educational Technology Plan.

Evaluating Educational Technology in West Virginia - In October, 2003, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) awarded $15 million in evaluation grants to conduct scientifically-based evaluations of how technology impacts student achievement in elementary and secondary education. West Virginia was the only state to receive two evaluation grants. This site reflects the work of two of the ten awarded grants known as ESETP grantees ( Evaluating State Educational Technology Programs) . 

SETDA Report - High-Speed Broadband Access for All Kids:   Breaking through the Barriers This paper tackles the issues facing full implementation of broadband into schools. Such issues include technical implementation, access for all, and leveraging the resources available with effective professional development, media and Internet safety training, as well as building the capacity of leaders to proper budgeting and plan for long term success.